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The State Hornet

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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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Sac State baseball pitcher Tyler Beardsley after the  teams game against Utah Valley on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at John Smith Field in Sacramento, CA.

[Photo] Sac State alumni drafted to minor league teams, goalkeeper records 200 saves

September 28, 2020

Sac State baseball pitcher Tyler Beardsley after the team's game against Utah Valley on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at John Smith Field in Sacramento, CA.

Sac State baseball pitcher Tyler Beardsley after their game against Utah Valley on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at John Smith Field in Sacramento, CA. 

Tyler Beardsley among best relief pitchers in America

May 13, 2016

It is the top of the eighth inning and Tyler Beardsley’s number is called on to close against one of the top five collegiate teams in the nation at Louisiana State University with a one-run deficit....

PJ Floyd runs to second base after a past ball against Fresno State at Raley Field, Wednesday, April 27. The Hornets beat the Bulldogs 5-4 in extra innings.

Sac state baseball loses Causeway series to UC Davis

May 12, 2016

Sacramento State’s baseball team lost in the second meeting with UC Davis this year 7-1, marking the first time since 2010 that UC Davis has won the series between the two rivals in a game known...

Junior Max Karnos pitches a fast ball at John Smith Field, Saturday, April 2. The Hornets played the Northern Colorado Bears, winning 5-1.

Baseball avoids five-game losing streak

May 8, 2016

Sacramento State's baseball team ended a four-game losing streak as the Hornets dismantled Utah Valley 8-0 on Friday afternoon. The Hornets' starting pitcher, Max Karnos, threw a complete game shutout,...

Brandon Hunley tries to tag out the base runner against New Mexico at John Smith Field, Tuesday, Mar. 29. Hunley went 1 for 4 and had two RBI’s in a 12-3 loss.

Baseball faces tough final test

May 6, 2016

The end of the baseball season is rapidly approaching, but the end of the school year is approaching even faster. This means there is a tough route ahead for the Sacramento State baseball team for...

Chris Lewis swings at the ball against Fresno State at Raley Field, Wednesday, April 27. Lewis went two for six at the plate and scored two runs.

Sac State baseball is ready to shine under the lights

May 3, 2016

All the way back to when Sacramento State first started fielding a baseball team in 1947, the Hornets have relied on Mother Nature to supply the light the team needed to play ball. After two long...

Sac State swept by New Mexico State

May 2, 2016

Sacramento State was unable to deny the sweep as New Mexico State took game three of the series 13-6 in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Sunday. Sac State gave up a series-high 33 runs against New Mexico...

Baseball team falls short against New Mexico State

Baseball team falls short against New Mexico State

May 1, 2016

Sacramento State baseball failed to even the series as New Mexico State won 6-2 on Saturday in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The two teams are now tied for second place with each other in the Western...

Hornets take care of business in Texas

April 25, 2016

The Sacramento State baseball team attempted to get a doubleheader in on Saturday before the rain hit Edinburg, Texas. However, the second game of the doubleheader was postponed in the bottom of the...

Gunner Pollman and Ryan Smith talk about a game plan against New Mexico at John Smith Field, Tuesday, Mar. 29.

Sac State drops opener to UTRGV

April 24, 2016

Sacramento State baseball fell to UT Rio Grande Valley 3-2 despite out-hitting the Vaqueros in game one of the three-game series on Friday. Sac State starting pitcher Sam Long threw six strong innings,...

Hornets’ four game winning streak snapped

April 20, 2016

Sacramento State baseball’s four-game winning streak was snapped as the University of Pacific took over late in the game to win 6-3 Tuesday evening. Sac State (22-14, 10-2 in the Western Athletic...

Brandon Hunley tries to tag out the base runner against New Mexico at John Smith Field, Tuesday, Mar. 29. Hunley went 1 for 4 and had two RBI’s in a 12-3 loss.

Hornets give Chicago State the clean sweep treatment

April 19, 2016

Sacramento State baseball swept Chicago State in a three-game series, including a 10-0 win in eight innings during the second game of the series as the NCAA mercy rule took effect. Sac State outscored...

Age is just a number for Matt Smith

April 18, 2016

Matt Smith is a true freshman who is making a huge impact on Sacramento State’s baseball team, although you wouldn’t guess he’s a freshman just by looking at him. Smith has always been a bigger...

Sac State completes season sweep of Nevada

April 13, 2016

Sacramento State's baseball team took its second victory of the year against Nevada, 7-2, on Tuesday in Reno. Tanner Olson gave up two runs in the first inning but settled down and threw five scoreless...

Hornets take game one of suspended doubleheader

April 10, 2016

Sacramento State's baseball team dropped its first Western Athletic Conference game as the Hornets fell to CSU Bakersfield 4-3 on Saturday afternoon. Sac State starting pitcher Sam Long pitched...

Sac State loses close one in Fresno

April 7, 2016

Fresh off a 13-game homestand, the Sacramento State baseball team lost to Fresno State 7-5 Wednesday evening at Pete Beiden Field in Fresno. Sac State starting pitcher Tanner Olson completed five...

Sophomore Andrew McWilliam steals second base at John Smith Field, April 3. The Hornets defeated the Bears 6-3.

Hornets close out homestand with sweep of Northern Colorado

April 4, 2016

The Sacramento State baseball team completed its second straight sweep within the Western Athletic Conference, beating Northern Colorado 6-3 in the final game of the three-game series on Sunday. Sac...

Hornet baseball wins fifth straight conference game

April 3, 2016

Sacramento State baseball’s stellar pitching helped the team improve to 5-0 in conference play as the Hornets won 5-1 against Northern Colorado in game two of the three-game series on Saturday. Sac...

Hornets stay undefeated in conference play

April 2, 2016

The Sacramento State Hornets held on to the lead to win 8-5 against Northern Colorado to remain undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference. Sac State (15-10, 4-0 WAC) starting pitcher Sam Long...

Austin Root makes a play on the ball and throws to first base for the out against New Mexico at John Smith Field, Tuesday, Mar. 29. Root was gave up four hits and two earned runs in a 12-3 loss

Hornets get rocked early in loss to New Mexico

March 30, 2016

The Sacramento State baseball team fell 12-3 to New Mexico in the second of the two-game series Tuesday afternoon at John Smith Field. Sac State (14-10, 3-0 in the Big Sky Conference) threw seven...

Tanner Olson pitched in relief against Nevada at Raley Field, Wednesday, March 9. Olson picked up the win for the Hornets.

Baseball drops opener against New Mexico

March 29, 2016

After sweeping North Dakota in its first Big Sky Conference series, Sacramento State baseball was handed a loss in a 1-0 pitching duel against New Mexico on Monday afternoon at John Smith Field. Sac...

Hornets stop three-game skid

March 16, 2016

Coming off of a three-game sweep at the hands of Arizona, the Sacramento State baseball team bounced back, as the Hornets defeated William Jessup University 6-1 Tuesday afternoon. Sac State (9-6)...

Trent Goodrich swings and makes contact with the ball against Nevada at Raley Field, Wednesday, March 9. The Hornets beat the Wolfpack 5-2.

Hornets swept by Arizona

March 13, 2016

Sacramento State's baseball team was unable to pick up a win over Arizona in the three-game series, as the Hornets fell to the Wildcats 8-4 Sunday afternoon in Tucson, Arizona. Sac State (8-6) starting...

Arizona puts on a clinic against Hornets

March 13, 2016

Sacramento State's baseball team struggled in all three phases of the game during Saturday's meeting with Arizona, as it was routed 23-1 Saturday afternoon. Sac State starting pitcher Grant Kukuk...

Hornets lose series opener to Arizona

March 11, 2016

The Sacramento State baseball team was not able to produce timely hitting as it fell to Arizona 3-1 on Friday evening. Sac State (8-4) starting pitcher Sam Long allowed three earned runs through...

Hornets baseball wins fourth straight game

March 10, 2016

After coming off of a sweep against South Dakota State, the Sacramento State Hornets baseball team defeated the Nevada Wolf Pack 5-2 Wednesday night at Raley Field in Downtown Sacramento. Relief...

Hornets sweep South Dakota State

March 9, 2016

Sacramento State’s stellar pitching led to a 4-0 shutout victory for the Hornets against South Dakota State University on Tuesday afternoon. After rain put a hindrance on Sacramento State’s...

Freshman Vinny Esposito catches a throw from pitcher Jake Stassi to get an out during a game against the University of Pacific on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at John Smith Stadium.

Hornets pull off upset in Louisiana

February 27, 2016

After an early 4-1 deficit, the Sacramento State baseball team kept on chipping away to take down the No. 5 nationally ranked LSU Tigers, 5-4. The Sac State Hornet bullpen held LSU to no runs and...

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Hornets get bitten by Tigers

February 27, 2016

The Sacramento State Hornet baseball team could not produce offensively and got held to only three hits against the No. 5 nationally ranked Louisiana State University Tigers in a 6-0 shutout loss Friday...

The Sacramento Baseball team starts the 2016 season against Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, Friday, Feb. 19. The Hornets ended the 2015 season 33-27.

Hornets baseball wins third straight

February 24, 2016

The Sacramento State baseball team took the lead early and never looked back, leading them to a 4-2 victory over the previously undefeated Northwestern State Demons Wednesday evening. Sac State...

Hornets baseball estimated to finish 2nd

Hornets baseball estimated to finish 2nd

February 18, 2016

The Sacramento State Hornets' baseball team was predicted to come in 2nd place in the Western Athletic Conference, behind only Grand Canyon University, according to a coaches' poll released on Monday,...

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